Paleo Cherry Clafoutis (GF)
These little cherry-filled ramekins of French deliciousness are the essence of summer. Creating a flan-like texture without using milk or flour is no easy feat, that’s for sure. It took me, ohh, about 10 tries to get this recipe right! Luckily cherry season is in full swing, and cherries have been on sale at the store… Which means, I’ve been able to recipe test to my heart’s delight. 🙂
Normally, my go-to clafoutis recipe is this William’s Sonoma recipe.
But since dairy + processed foods are a no-go in my house, a Paleo version was much needed. A.K.A– this Paleo Cherry Clafoutis recipe couldn’t have come at a better time.
And if that wasn’t great enough, all you have to do is throw all the ingredients into the blender to make the batter for it.
Then add some cherries to each of the ramekins. ( I added 6 per ramekin)
And bake for 30 minutes for a little taste of France!
Speaking of France, I leave in a few days for a trip to France to visit family. I CAN’T WAIT. 🙂
I’ve been seriously itching to travel recently.
And if I’m being honest, I’ve also been itching for a big move too.
I recently found out that I have the opportunity to move to Brussels.
It’s been a dream of mine to move back to Europe for a few years, and deciding on where I’ll be moving next has awoken the wanderer in me.
You see, I really haven’t stayed put anywhere for more than a few years at a time.
I’ve been in Texas for almost 2 years now and I have been craving a change.
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever have a “home base”.
But that feeling of needing “roots” hasn’t happened for me yet.
I get antsy. My spirit tells me that it’s time to get moving, to experience something new, to see the world.
I start feeling suffocated by routine, and I know it’s time for a new adventure.
As I write this, I wonder ( for a split second) if something is wrong with me. Especially now that I’m in my 30s. Shouldn’t I be wanting to settle down somewhere?! Or make a home for myself?
But this second passes. And I’m reassured not only by the fact that each of us are meant to have a different journey, but also that… for me, “home” is where my family and my close friends are. Scattered as they may be.
Each moment that I have with them satisfies my soul with a feeling of home.
Even if it’s just for a weekend here, and a week there. I carry it with me.
I know I’m not alone here, because I’ve met many fellow “wanderers” along the way.
You know who you are.
“Not all those who wander are lost.”– J. R. R. Tolkien.
Paleo Cherry Clafoutis
- 1 Tbs vanilla
- 2 tsp ground chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- a scant 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1/2 cup coconut milk, (the thick kind, from can- Golden Star is my favorite)
- a pinch of salt
- 24 pitted cherries, (6 cherries per ramekin)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Brush a little bit of coconut oil onto 4 ramekins.
- Put all of the ingredients, except for the cherries, into a blender. Blend the ingredients, scrape the sides of the blender down, and then blend again. Make sure everything is well mixed.
- Pour the batter evenly into 4 ramekins.
- Add 6 pitted cherries to each ramekin.
- Cook for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
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